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MATHCOUNTS: Student Mathletes® to Compete In State Math Contest


Posted 02/17/2017
Submitted by Ann Lankford
Category: Campus Announcements

MATHCOUNTS

Student Mathletes® to Compete In State Math Contest

WHAT— 202 middle school Mathletes® from 65 state schools will compete in the Connecticut State MATHCOUNTS Competition at the University of Hartford on Saturday, March 11.

State winners will advance to the Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition to be held in Orlando, FL on May 14 & 15.

Teachers and students have been preparing for the competition since the fall. Students will compete individually and as teams in written and fast-paced oral matches on subjects that include algebra, probability, statistics, and geometry.

The competition is organized by the Connecticut Society of Professional Engineers, hosted by the University of Hartford and sponsored by The Connecticut Engineers Education Foundation.

WHEN — Saturday, March 11, 12:30 to 3 p.m.

WHERE — Gengras Student Union, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., WestHartford

WHO — Jennifer Beineke, Professor of Mathematics from Western New England University

Splendor in the Graphs

Graph theory can provide an entertaining analysis of certain games and puzzles. Using elementary results, we will explore brainteasers such as Dots-and-Boxes, Bridg-It, Paradoxical Pennies, and Perplexing Prisoners. That should be preparation enough to set us off on a mathematical sort of safari.

The top sixteen Mathletes are paired in a fast-paced, oral competition, competing against each other and the clock to solve problems.

BACKGROUND — MATHCOUNTS is a national program designed to improve math skills among the nation’s students. The program focuses on middle school students who are at a crucial stage in developing and sustaining math interest and ability. Students who do not begin developing strong problem-solving, logical thinking and analytical abilities in middle school will face an uphill battle later in life if they wish to pursue a medical, scientific, mathematical, engineering or technical career.

2017 Connecticut State MATHCOUNTS Competition – Participating Schools

Amity Middle School, Bethany

Amity Middle School, Orange

Ashford School, Ashford

Avon Middle School, Avon

Beecher Road School, Woodbridge

Brunswick Middle School, Greenwich

Central Middle School, Greenwich

Clark Lane Middle School, Waterford

Cloonan Middle School, Stamford

Coleytown Middle School, Westport

Cutler Middle School, Mystic

Dodd Middle School, Cheshire

East Lyme Middle School, Niantic

East Ridge Middle School, Ridgefield

Eastern Middle School, Greenwich

Engineering And Science University Magnet School, Hamden

Ellington Middle School, Ellington

Granby Memorial Middle School, Granby

Greenwich Academy, Greenwich

Greenwich Country Day School, Greenwich

Griswold Middle School, Rocky Hill

Haddam Killingworth Middle School, Killingworth

Hall Memorial School, Willington

Hamden Hall Country Day School, Hamden

Hamden Middle School, Hamden

Harborside Middle School, Milford

Henry James Memorial School, Simsbury

Highland School, Cheshire

Hillcrest Middle School, Trumbull

Hopkins School, New Haven

Indian Mountain School, Lakeville

Irving A. Robbins Middle School, Farmington

John Winthrop Middle School, Deep River

Kelly Middle School, Norwich

King Philip Middle School, West Hartford

Ledyard Middle School, Gales Ferry

Leonard J. Tyl Middle School, Oakdale

Lyme Old Lyme Middle School, Old Lyme

Madison Middle School, Trumbull

Mansfield Middle School, Storrs

Memorial Middle School, Middlebury

Middlebook School, Wilton

Middlesex Middle School, Darien

Mystic Middle School, Mystic

Nathan Hale Ray Middle School, Moodus

North Haven Middle School, North Haven

Old Saybrook Middle School, Old Saybrook

Pomfret Community School, Pomfret Center

Renbrook School, West Hartford                              

Rippowam Middle School, Stamford

Rochambeau Middle, Southbury

Roger Ludlowe Middle School, Fairfield

Salem School, Salem

Sedgwick Middle School, West Hartford

Smith Middle School, Glastonbury

St. Bridget School, Cheshire

Talcott Mountain Academy, Avon

The Foote School, New Haven

Timothy Edwards Middle School, South Windsor

Unquowa School, Fairfield

Watkinson School, Hartford

Windham Middle School, Willimantic

Weston Middle School, Weston

West Woods Upper Elementary School, Farmington

Whisconier Middle School, Brookfield

Whitby School, Greenwich

Woodstock Middle School, Woodstock       

For more information contact:

                   Richard Olsowy, PE

                   Connecticut Society of Professional Engineers

                   Connecticut State MATHCOUNTS Coordinator

                   (860) 528-2066